The Extension Master Gardener Hotline takes questions about gardening from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. weekdays at 316-660-0190. Here is a question addressed this week.
Why are some of my crape myrtles so late to leaf out?
Some are more winter hardy than others. All probably have leafed out by now, but some are starting from the bottom. Prune out all the dead wood now and fertilize for growth.